Berna – Verna
Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Lemons and their hybrids
November – July
The Berna lemon, also known as Bernia, Verna or Vernia, is a variety of unknown origin, and it is speculated that it may have originated by mutation of the Italian “Monachello” lemons trees introduced in the Murcia region. It is characterized by being re-flowering and presenting fruits throughout the year, although of unequal quality. Likewise, its capacity to maintain the quality of unharvested ripe fruit is remarkable. Compared to the Fino lemon, the fruits have less juice, but also fewer seeds.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree with rounded growth habit and fewer thorns than other lemon trees. Markedly pointed leaves, aromatic. The fruit has a thick yellow rind, which favors its conservation. Of oval morphology, with pronounced neck and apical mamelon. The rind is aromatic and can be rough or smooth, depending on the ripening season. The pulp is acidic, yellow, juicy. It has few or no seeds.
There are different commercial clones of Berna lemons. It is one of the main table lemons in Spain.